The standard cinematic straight-White-male formula of most Hollywood cinematic ventures appears to have been slowly overturned, disemboweled, recently. The rush to populate casts has happened midstream with many commercial film franchises pulling the bait and switch as they reflexively, smugly populate new revamped castings with people of “color” or “female leads proving women can kick ass.”
The resultant hoopla has only cemented the bearers of script-mutated diversity’s evolution, and the media, along with a culture that demands diversity for the unrealistic sake of diversity, celebrates such artificial manipulation of traditionally accepted cast motifs Hollywood has deployed for ages. It seems there’s an innate mission to revamp all pop culture into a fantastical demonstration that straight White men must be marginalized, excluded from the playground merely because it will sate the movie-going public’s unaddressed desire to see films with casts reflecting the diversity to be seen only on other manually augmented wide screens, courtesy of Hollywood. Self-perpetuated insanity and delusion. It is plot-laced social, racial and gender engineering of the most transparent sort, a mockery of logic hoisted on us by Hollywood Libs.
And now it appears the next James Bond character to replace the outgoing Daniel Craig officeholder might very well constitute an unwelcome, change-for-the-sake-of-change-driven candidate.
Sam Mendes, the present designate at the directorial helm of the Jame Bond series, has announced he is relinquishing his 007 role, and in the process made some nebulous comments about the future of the direction the Bond casting might take.
The actor chosen to play the next James Bond will be an unexpected candidate, the franchise’s outgoing director has said, suggesting favourite Tom Hiddleston may not land the 007 role.
Mendes said the director and lead role were likely to be unexpected. “I can guarantee whatever happens with it, it will not be what you expect. That’s what she [producer Barbara Broccoli] has been brilliant at, and that’s how it’ll survive.”
And according to The Guardian, the short-list includes, “Tom Hiddleston, Aidan Turner, Idris Elba, Damian Lewis and…Jamie Bell…”
The fact that Idris Elba has even been floated in this context hints at the demographic evolution the new Bond may undergo.